photo: Swans in Chicago in 2014 (more by Brigid Gallagher)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Belle Mare, Floating Compass @ Cameo
London native Amelia Bushell and Thomas Servidone met at a Brooklyn open mic, the two bonded and soon Belle Mare was formed. The band's new album, due out later this year, expands the band's spare, delicate sound into more widescreen atmospherics.

The Music of David Byrne & Talking Heads @ City Winery
Michael Dorf's annual charity tribute concert at Carnegie Hall happens on Monday with Rufus Wainwright, Steve Earle, Sharon Jones, Amanda Palmer & Jherek Bischoff, Cee-Lo Green, Beth Orton, and lots more performing the songs of David Byrne & Talking Heads. Tonight backing band Antibalas has an open rehearsal at City Winery with..."special guests."

Bjork @ King's Theatre
Bjork's in the midst of a sold-out seven-show run in NYC supporting her powerful new album, Vulnicura. She'll be performing with her Vulicura collaborator Arca, plus percussionist Manu Delago and 15-piece chamber ensemble Alarm Will Sound. This 3 PM matinee is her second of two shows at Brooklyn's gorgeous, freshly renovated King's Theatre.

Swans, Little Annie @ Music Hall of Williamburg
Swans returned five years and three records ago, and nothing's been slowing down this late-career creative burst. The albums are some of their best yet, and the live shows are unstoppable.

Necking, Talibam!, Colin L. Orchestra, Sexy Thoughts, Alien Whale @ Trans-Pecos
This is an all-day show that serves as a farewell to Necking drummer Nick Lesley (who also is one half of Alien Whale) who is moving out of NYC. It's also a release party for levitators Talibam! whose Translition to Siriusness EP is fresh off the press.

Dispirit, Occulation, Ominous Resurrection @ Saint Vitus
West Coast black metal greats Dispirit, featuring John Gossard of Weakling, have been around since 2000 but never played the East Coast in all of their time as a band. That finally changes this weekend, tonight being their second of two shows at Vitus. If you went Friday, expect a very different set tonight.

Jefferson Starship @ BB King Blues Club
Like the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane turn 50 this year, and to celebrate that, founding guitarist, backup and sometimes-lead vocalist Paul Kantner's band Jefferson Starship are out playing full Jefferson Airplane sets, joined by longtime member David Freiberg (of Quicksilver Messenger Service and a brief Airplane member in the early '70s), as well as Cathy Richardson, Donny Baldwin, Chris Smith and Jude Gold.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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